Your Ultimate Shopping Guide to Pittsburgh Small Business Saturday 2019
Updated: Aug 10
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—November 30 is Small Business Saturday!
With the hustle and bustle leading up to Thanksgiving and Black Friday, we hope that you can spend this Small Business Saturday celebrating the locally owned businesses in your community and giving support to the entrepreneurs who built them up.
Here at Honeycomb, we're all about giving local businesses the love that they deserve, so we've put together the ultimate Pittsburgh shopping guide for you. Check out these 26 Pittsburgh businesses that are doing something special this Small Business Saturday!
1. 20% off at Baked True North
Baked True North is a woman-owned bakery in the northern boroughs of Pittsburgh that offers gluten-free baked goods and education around gluten-freedom. For Small Business Saturday, Baked True North is offering a promotion of 20% off any December orders of $50 or more. Offer is good on orders received prior to December 24.
2. Anniversary Party at Abjuration Brewing
A small-batch, open source brewery in McKees Rocks, Abjuration Brewing is celebrating their 2 year anniversary party from 1 pm-9 pm on Small Business Saturday. They’ll be releasing six new beers at the event, which you can swig down with incredible street food from Blue Sparrow food truck and music by Outlaw DJ Josey!
3. $25 gift cards for $20 at Tupelo Honey Teas
A beloved Millvale fixture, Tupelo Honey Teas is a woman-owned loose leaf tea shop with a vegan cafe. To celebrate Small Business Saturday, Tupelo Honey Teas is offering $25 gift cards for $20 and pay-it-forward cards. If you stop by, be sure to check out their newly released holiday teas and gift sets!
4. KLoRebel at Wintermarket at Hotel Monaco
Artist Kirsten Lowe-Rebel creates architectural drawings and handcrafted goods of signature Pittsburgh landmarks under her brand KLoRebel. She’ll be setting up shop this Small Business Saturday at the Wintermarket at Hotel Monaco from 11 am-6 pm. Shop for your holiday gifts at the annual market, which features 26 local Pittsburgh makers, a cash bar, and snacks from The Commoner, all in a winter wonderland designed by LUXE Creative.
5. 10% off at Petagogy
With locations in Shadyside and Greensburg, Petagogy is an independently owned pet supply store that offers premium & natural pet foods and supplies. For Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, Petagogy will be offering 10% off all purchases. Treat your fur babies with some limited edition holiday toys, bowls, coats, collars, scratchers, and more!
6. Pre-ordered treats at Jenny Lee Swirl Bread
Maker of gourmet cinnamon swirl bread and baked goods, McKees Rocks-based Jenny Lee Swirl Bread is bringing back some throwback Jenny Lee Bakery items for Thanksgiving weekend! The treats include thumbprint cookies, butter cutout cookies, chocolate chip cookies, yellow cake with buttercream, and pumpkin pie! Pickups start on 11/25 at noon.
7. Storewide sales & holiday pop-ups at Small Mall
Founded by Casey Droege Cultural Productions, Small Mall is a local arts marketplace featuring art & design goods from regional makers. This Small Business Saturday, Small Mall will be having sales at both their Lawrenceville (5300 Butler St) and Wilkinsburg (317 S Trenton Ave) locations. They’re also partnering with TRYP Pittsburgh to host a Small Mall Holiday Market pop-up, your one-stop shop for rare art and handmade goods by local artists. The holiday market will run 6-9 pm on Friday 11/29 and 10 am-5 pm on Saturday 11/30.
8. Crust Worthy at Craftivist 2019
Crust Worthy is a small-scale, community-supported sourdough baking operation, with a focus on organic grains and local ingredients for bread & baked goods. Run by Chloe Newman, Crust Worthy will be at Craftivist 2019 at the Union Project this Small Business Saturday from 11 am-4 pm. You can also find Crust Worthy at the Squirrel Hill and East Liberty Farmers Markets throughout November, or pre-order your December holiday baked goods here.
9. Biggest sale of the year at Games Unlimited
Squirrel Hill-based Games Unlimited has been a wonderland for tabletop games and puzzles for all ages since 1978. The game shop is having a huge storewide sale, including: $20 gift wrapped mystery games valued between $35-$120, $10 t-shirts (normally $17-$24), and KeyForge: Call of the Archons decks for 3 for $10. Sign up to get email updates of new game deals here.
10. 20% off merchandise at Arriviste Coffee Bar
An artisanal coffee shop in Shadyside, Arriviste Coffee Bar serves high quality specialty coffee and tea in a modern, inviting space. Arriviste will be offering 20% off all shop merchandise (coffee bags, chocolates, mugs, caps) throughout the weekend, as well as taking part in Think Shadyside’s Small Business Saturday neighborhood event.
11. Workshop PGH Holiday Wreath & Candle Party at the Ace Hotel
Workshop PGH is a DIY school for adults in Garfield that offers classes in woodwork, sewing, art, and more. This Small Business Saturday, Workshop PGH will be hosting a Holiday Wreath & Candle Party at the Ace Hotel from 2 pm-4:30 pm. Get into the holiday cheer and learn how to make candles and wreaths with locally sourced greens from Shadyside Nursery, all while enjoying 2 free holiday cocktails!
12. Soul Food Saturday at Café on the Corner
Run by husband-and-wife duo Michael and Lateresa Blackwell, Café on the Corner is the go-to spot for New Orleans gumbo, grilled turkey Reuben sandwiches, and gourmet sandwiches on the North Side. The Blackwells will be feeding your soul this Small Business Saturday with their Soul Food Saturday from 11 am-5 pm.
13. Free classes & yoga package specials at Prana-Veda Studio
A woman-owned yoga & wellness studio in Dormant, Prana-Veda Studio is celebrating 6 months in business with a whole day of free yoga classes from 9:30 am-5 pm! They will also be offering yoga package specials, including a $30 1-month unlimited yoga pass for new students, a Buy 5 Classes and Get 1 Class Free promotion, and a High Vibe Quarterly Membership with 3 months of unlimited yoga, 4 day mini cleanse, and more.
14. Holiday passport at Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company
Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company is a family owned chocolate shop in Downtown Pittsburgh that makes sweet treats ranging from cake truffles to chocolate bacon and peanut butter cookie dough jars. They’ll be taking part in Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership’s Holiday Shopping Passport Program with more than 140 fellow retailers. Be sure to stop by the shop to get a stamp on your passport! A fully stamped passport can be turned in for a chance to enter to win a bunch of Downtown prizes.
15. In-store promotions at My Goodness
Run by the owner of Square Café and a veteran physical therapist, My Goodness is the first neighborhood market in Regent Square to offer locally produced and sourced foods and grab-and-go prepared meals to the community. My Goodness will be offering a variety of in-store promotion on local small batch foods and great gifts for the holidays from 7 am-7 pm.
16. Victoria's Mobile Flower Shop at The Loveliest Coffee Shop
Victoria’s Mobile Flower Shop is Pittsburgh’s first flower shop on wheels that allows customers to build their own bouquet with locally sourced flowers. For Small Business Saturday, the flower truck will be making its last appearance for the season in front of The Loveliest Coffee Shop + Clothes, a very Instagrammable coffee shop and women's boutique in Sewickley.
17. 30% off at East of Eden Collective
East of Eden Collective is a woman-owned boutique that curates trendy clothing and accessories for women and kids. For Small Business Saturday, the boutique is offering 30% off all purchases with the code SHOPSMALL, as well as free shipping!
18. 20% off at love, Pittsburgh
With locations in Downtown Pittsburgh and Mt. Washington, love, Pittsburgh carries over 100 local artists and makers, creating a curated assortment of the best gifts from Pittsburgh. The gift shop is offering 20% off all purchases on Small Business Saturday, and any loyalty member who shops that weekend will receive a free love, Pittsburgh enamel pin.
19. Gift cards at HibrouSpa
HibrouSpa is a boutique spa in McMurray that offers award-winning facials, brows, and skincare services. The spa will be having some great deals on gift cards for services: $50 gift cards for $40 and $100 gift cards for $75. These gift cards can be purchased online from Thanksgiving through Small Business Saturday.
20. 20% off at She Papery
She Papery is a woman-owned business that creates hand-lettered gifts to spread love, ranging from t-shirts and mugs to buttons and stickers. Find something you love or gift someone to show that they're loved with She Papery's 20% off Black Friday sale.
21. 10% off at Clarion River Organics
Based in Sligo, PA, Clarion River Organics is a farming cooperative of 12 Amish families that raises organic produce and pastured meat. Clarion River Organics is offering a 10% discount on home delivery orders with the promo code SMALLBIZ from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Get your shares of beef, pork, and chicken to enjoy at your family dinners!
22. Biking and running gear deals at Pro Bike+Run
With 5 locations around Pittsburgh, Pro Bike+Run carries the largest selection of cycling and running gear in the Burgh. This Small Business Saturday, Pro Bike+Run is offering a variety of deals, such as 20% off all bike and run accessories, up to 50% off on select bikes, $5 vouchers with every $50 gift card purchased, buy 1 get one 40% off on bike and run apparel, and much more!
23. 25% off at Lazy Caturday
Lazy Caturday is a funky, family-owned online boutique that sells business casual clothes and unique accessories. Lazy Caturday is having a 25% off sale on all store items except clearance. Use the code BLACKFRIDAY and find some unique gifts for the fun lovers in your life.
24. Macaron boxes and classes at Macaron Bar
With locations in East Liberty and Ross Park Mall, Macaron Bar is a French bakery that specializes in macarons, handcrafted coffees, and espressos, as well as hosting weekly macaron baking classes. If you buy a 12 piece macaron box this Small Business Saturday, you’ll receive a $5 gift certificate. The bakery is also having a Buy One Get One 50% deal for their Intro to Macarons class through Cyber Monday with the promo code WEBAKE.
25. 20% off workshops at AR Workshop Robinson
AR Workshop is a boutique DIY studio in Robinson that holds hands-on classes to create custom, trendy home decor. The studio will be offering 15% off retail and 20% off their Small Business Saturday wood workshop with the promo code SHOPSMALL19. Choose from a variety of wood projects and learn to make and customize a plank wood sign, porch sign, cake stand, and more!
26. 15% off gift certificates at Pamela Anticole Photography
Pamela Anticole is a photographic storyteller in Pittsburgh specializing in documenting families in unposed, relaxed at-home photoshoots that highlight the beauty in real life. Pamela Anticole is offering 15% off on gift certificates for photography services from 11/29 through 12/5. Gift a certificate to a friend, or save it for your own family's photo shoot in the next year!
Happy Small Business Saturday!
Hope that you have a wonderful time shopping small this Small Business Saturday.
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